Cricket Scotland has announced a 17 member squad for the T20 World Cup 2021 to be held in Oman & the UAE. Meanwhile former England batsman Jonathan Trott has been appointed as the “batting lead” in their support staff. He will be assisting the squad led by Kyle Coetzer for the mega event.
Richie Berrington, Calum Macleod, Safyaan Sharif, Matthew Cross and Alasdair Evans, are among the 17 players picked for Scotland T20 World Cup 2021 squad & the final squad of 15 member will be announced by October 10.
Josh Davey, Michael Leask, George Munsey and Mark Watt, who played for Scotland in the T20 World Cup 2016 has been recalled for the upcoming World Cup while Dylan Budge, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace and Brad Wheal to make their Intenrational debut for the Scotland team with the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021.
“This squad has worked hard over a long period of time now and deserves the opportunity to show the world what we are about,” Shane Burger, the head coach, said. “This is an experienced, versatile and exciting group of players and we’re looking forward to embracing the challenges ahead as a team.”
Chairman of selectors Iain Kennedy said: “I’m very happy with the squad that we’ve selected. It’s a well-balanced group, with match winners in every department of the game led by one of the most experienced leaders in the competition in Kyle Coetzer.“
Scotland’s support staff includes assistant coach and fast-bowling expert Craig Wright, spin bowling coach Chris Brown, batting lead Trott, analyst George McNiel, strength and conditioning coach Nick Karamouzis, Physio Karen Gibson, team manager Kenny Crichton, and well-being manager Louise Finlayson.
Regarding the appointment of Finlayson, who is an experienced mental skills coach, Cricket Scotland CEO Gus Mackay said, “The pandemic has forced us into operating in Managed Environments and the role of a Well-being Manger has been identified as critical to support the players and staff of what we hope will be a long and successful tour.”
Scotland is placed in Group B along with Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman for the Round 1 fixtures. Scotland will commence their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign against Bangladesh in the round one fixture on October 17 in Oman. They then face Papua New Guinea and Oman on October 19 and 21 respectively. The top two teams will move to the Super12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2021. The T20 World Cup 2021 will commence on 17th October in Oman & Dubai will host the final on 14 November.
Scotland T20 World Cup 2021 Squad
Kyle Coetzer. Richard Berrington, Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Michael Leask,Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace (wk), Mark Watt, Brad Wheal